Foundation for Effective Leadership


Shape the leader you want to be and the future you want to have.


Who are you? What matters to you? And how do you intend to lead?

An integral part of leadership is understanding all of these things. But that isn’t a simple process. There is no roadmap. And resources for this stage of career and life are few and far between.

The Foundation for Effective Leadership Program is our flagship program specially designed to fill this gap.



"The program isn't just for entrepreneurs. It's for anybody looking to grow their career in a mindful way, with a strong vision and values that reflect you as a person and as a professional."



With awareness comes effective decision-making, a more inclusive leadership approach, and stronger receptiveness among team members. This program centers on an in-person, experiential practicum to develop essential leadership skills. Over 5 modules, the program is relevant, group-based, and face-to-face.

It emphasizes building on your own experience, while also providing a support and learning network to help address challenges in real-time. The program is tailored to you, the individual participant, and creates deep awareness for emerging leaders.



NextGen Center is on a mission to foster transformational change for the next generation of leaders, companies, and communities through skills-based professional development.


Who should participate?

  • A growth-minded, emerging leader
  • A first-time leader (of a team)
  • A founding leader of your organization
  • A candidate for The Community Seat

What can you expect?

  • Performance-based professional development practicum designed to teach effective leadership, communication, and coaching skills.
  • Workshops intentionally designed around learning (concepts, tools, frameworks), practice, and then application in the workplace.

  • A strength-based assessment and personalized debrief.

  • One-on-one professional coaching for your personal development.

  • Facilitation and support of a cohort to share their experience.

What will you experience?

  • Build skills in key leadership and communication competencies.
  • Gain a sound understanding of coaching as a tool for leadership – of its distinctive purpose and value.

  • Increase self‐awareness and confidence of your personal strengths and leadership ability.

  • Reflect on and develop your own leadership “philosophy.”

  • Define success in both in your professional and personal lives. This means achieving your career goals and living your lives according to your own carefully considered values. 

  • Access to a larger cohort of graduates, continuing education and community.


Current Program


Duration: 5 modules (9:00AM-4:30PM)
Friday, September 20, 2019
Thursday, October 3, 2019
Friday, October 25, 2019
Friday, November 15, 2019
Friday, December 6, 2019

Fees: $2,495* for all modules, coaching, assessments and more. 

Program Details

1. Essential Communication & Coaching Skills
Learn essential leadership, communication, and coaching skills from day one.

2. Values
Not only will we discuss your company and personal values, but you'll discover your strengths and how to integrate and apply them.

3. Vision
Learn how to envision the future in a way that sets you and your company up for success.

4. Goal Setting
Goal setting is a critical step to leadership and achieving your personal and professional vision for success.

5. Feedback
Learn the ins and outs of how to deliver and receive feedback.

Past Programs

  • 2019
    • Feb 22, 2019 – Jun 6, 2019 Spring 2019 Feb 22, 2019 – Jun 6, 2019
  • 2018
    • Sep 25, 2018 – Dec 13, 2018 Fall 2018 Sep 25, 2018 – Dec 13, 2018
    • Feb 23, 2018 – Jun 22, 2018 Spring 2018 Feb 23, 2018 – Jun 22, 2018
  • 2017
    • Sep 20, 2017 – Dec 6, 2017 Fall 2017 Sep 20, 2017 – Dec 6, 2017